The Lookout Foundation invests in communities outside our own doors where we can see the results. Its mission is to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for women, girls, and other underserved groups, and security and privacy rights for all.
The Lookout Foundation is a public charity and a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. It is entirely run by Lookout employees on a voluntary basis. Employee-led committees decide where and how Foundation money is distributed, and organize activities to donate time to local organizations.
In order to provide employees with opportunities to see their contributions make a real impact, Lookout has joined the Pledge 1% movement. It is a commitment to donate 1% equity to the communities in which we operate, 1% of our employees' time to local volunteer projects, and 1% product to non profit organizations. By making the local community a key stakeholder in our business, success means more than profits. It means helping our friends and neighbors.
Through the committee Random Hacks of Kindness, the Foundation formalizes opportunities for teams to donate their time in local communities. In addition, individuals are also encouraged to take time away from work to volunteer with organizations that support their personal passions.
The Lookout Foundation provides opportunities for employees to decide where and how donated funds are distributed. The Grants Committee is responsible for identifying non-profits that support the Foundation mission, collecting and reviewing grant applications, and determining and distributing grants.